Memories of Lytham


Me and my brother went to this home around 1954. I would be 7 and he would be 9; we went on the train from Rochdale. I remember mother giving my older brother 2 half crowns - 5 bob for sweets to last a fortnight. I also remember watching someone peeling tats by putting them in a big drum with sharp edges and turning it like a (...Read full memory)

I believe I went to the Ormerod Home, at the age of about eight or nine, as a result of the Local Authority (Blackpool) having a number of reserved places at this establishment. Homes such as this were built along the sand dunes near Blackpool in order to provide a healthy environment, in which youngsters from the (...Read full memory)

I am currently researching my family history, and my grandparents lived at Kirkham Caravan Park around 1952/53. They lived in a small caravan and had their first child, (my mum) at Lytham St Annes Hospital. I have photos of the caravan they lived in, but I am struggling to find any information on any caravan parks in (...Read full memory)

I was sent to stay at Ormorod House in 1953 or 1954 for 4weeks recuperation following a tonsillectomy because we lived in condemned property at the time. The journey from Walsall took forever, I was 7 years old and very home sick all the time. I used to look at the Tower from the toilet window and cry silently (...Read full memory)

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